"The Frozen North" is a short comedy, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Joe Roberts, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
Here is what you should know in order to enjoy this film to the fullest:
- this is the only film of Buster Keaton, where he plays a bad guy, so we don't sympathize with him as usual
- this is as much a comedy, as it is a surrealistic parody: Buster Keaton takes digs at two of his contemporary directors (more about this at Silent Hall of Fame)
- a few minutes of the footage are missing, which does not help to follow the continuity, if any
- the quality of the print is not great compared to the other high-resolution films of Buster Keaton that we stream, so you should lower your expectations.
Directed by Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Produced by Joseph Schenck
Scenario by Eddie Cline, Buster Keaton
Starring Buster Keaton, Joe Roberts
Cinematography Elgin Lessley
Distributed by First National Pictures Inc.
Release date August 28, 1922
Running time 17 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
You can see a slideshow of stills from this film and other interesting stuff on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.
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